Our Culture

creative care that stands out

We're a certified Woman-owned Small Business.
Non-media specific
healthcare advertising agency
Well-researched strategy must exist in multiple formats.
24 years
of caring creative
Our doors opened in 1993 by our creative director, Alice Hlavin.


We can help fill your diversity requirements. Our agency is a Woman-owned Small Business certified by the Small Business Administration.
We’re also in a substantially underrepresented NAICS Category. And located in a Labor Surplus Area and HUBZone.

In addition to this…We’re proud supporters of two nonprofit organizations:
Association of Horizon, Inc. and the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation.

Leadership Team

Since Buster Creative is a boutique agency, our clients are engaged one-on-one with senior level management. With decades of brand experience and premier academic credentials.


Aster National Awards
  • 2017 Gold Award Winner, Healthcare Education/E-Newsletter
    Hollister Secure Start Services eNewsletter
  • 2017 Silver Award Winner, Medical Devices/Direct Mail Piece
    Hollister CeraPlus: Great Barrier Relief
Summit International Awards (SIA)
Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition (APEX)
  • 2017 APEX Award for Publication Excellence, Newsletters, Design and Layout
  • 2014 APEX Award of Excellence Winner, Marketing, Public Relations, Campaigns, Programs & Plans
  • 2014 APEX Award, Educational & Training Print Media
    Hollister Convexity Assessment Guide
  • 2009 APEX Award, Advertising & Marketing, Brochures, Manuals & Reports
  • 2006 APEX Award, Educational Training & Public Information Brochures, Manuals & Reports
  • 2006 APEX Award, Custom-Printed Newsletters
  • 2005 APEX Award, Newsletter Design & Layout
  • 2005 APEX Award, Newsletters, Printed
Medical Marketing and Media (MM&M) Awards
  • 2016 Finalist, Best Professional Sales Tool
International ASTRID Awards
  • 2016 ASTRID Award Bronze Winner, Direct Mail Campaign, Special Projects, Healthcare Category
The Diagnostic Marketing Association (DxMA), DX Creative Communications Award


Located at the center of healthcare


901 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, North Chicago, IL 60064